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VIDEO: iTWire gets LG G5 and LG Stylus with DAB+ radio sneak peek

LG's Mobile Chief in Australia, Gino Casha, let us take a sneak peek of the LG G5 before launch in April, and have a look at its world-first LG Stylus DAB+ radio phone coming later this year.

Just under a month ago, LG announced its newest flagship Android smartphone - the LG G5, made from metal and glass, but with some stunning features - a removable battery, a series of modular add-ons, and a range of ‘friends’.

These friends include a roller ball with built-in camera, laser pointer and which can act as a security guard and even a pet management tool.

There’s also a 360 degree camera, a VR headset and more.

You can see LG’s launch videos for the G5 and its very cool accessories here at my previous story - well worth a watch if you haven’t yet seen those videos!

The link above also includes specs and more, so if you want to know more about the G5, take a click above.

But seeing company videos and reading specs is one thing, the other is to have a sneak peek to share with you before LG launches the G5 and its family of accessories in April, and we’ve been able to do just that, as you can see in the video below.

The article continues thereafter about the LG Stylus with world-first DAB+ radio, please read on!

So, as you can see in the video above, LG’s G5 looks like a very premium, high-end device, with the benefit of a range of accessories and add-ons to absolutely differentiate LG’s smartphones from the competition.

You also saw the LG Stylus DAB+ which will be available in Australia later this year.

The world’s first smartphone with a built-in DAB+ radio (as well as FM radio when you’re not in DAB+ range), the DAB+ standard is available in most of Australia’s capital cities and offers service to 50 million people in 40 countries globally.

Unlike streaming radio, DAB+ doesn’t chew through your data limit, and unlike traditional FM, there are up to 30 free digital only stations in Australia.

The Stylus smartphone is also thus named because it supports a stylus, allowing similar functionality to other stylus-equipped smartphones out there.

Gino Casha, General Manager, Mobile Communications Australia commented: “The LG Stylus DAB+ shows our commitment to meeting the different needs of the consumer. We have developed a piece of technology that gives a hassle-free digital radio experience, so consumers are able to listen to select radio stations simply and without incurring costly data usage charges. The device is ideal for many consumers as it provides premium functions at the price of a mid-tier phone.”

More below, please read on:

Joan Warner, CEO, Commercial Radio Australia commented: “This is an exciting development for Australian consumers as listening and viewing entertainment, news, music and pictures broadcast via digital radio will use no data, compared to music streaming services which can use more than 2MB of data per minute, depending on the quality settings.”

Pricing and stockist details for Australia will be confirmed at a later date, but here is the short version of the specs:

LG Stylus Key Specifications:

  • Display: 5.7-inch HD In-Cell Touch (1280 x 720)
  • Chipset: 1.2GHz Quad-Core
  • Camera: Rear 13MP / Front 8MP
  • Memory: 2GB LPDDR3 RAM / 16GB ROM / MicroSD
  • Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Size: 155 x 79.6 x 7.4mm
  • Weight: 145g
  • Network: LTE / HSPA+ / GSM
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n / Bluetooth 4.1 / USB 2.0
  • Colours: Titan / White / Brown

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